Digital Synthesis/Sampling is an often underexploited tool in the modern world of Film and Game Sound Design, with many professionals choosing to record sound effects, use analogue synthesis or utilise effects libraries instead. There are some areas where Digital Synthesis is very powerful, especially with tools available in the free Reaktor User Library - check out some of our favourites below.
Drone-E is a free ensemble which uses a variety of unusual parameters to modulate samples. Granular synthesis, pitch shifting, reverb and a sub generator to name a few. All in all, this has got to be one of our favourite methods for creating drones in software ever.